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will get help at a later time. >> reporter: the white house confirming president obama will soon become a customer of obamacare signing up using the federal plagued federal explaining. when that happens whether there are live cameras in the room have not been stated. so we thought it would be interesting from you today, what do you think? president obama has an issue signing up for health insurance? send us a tweet @billhemmer and martha maccallum. martha: i don't think there will be a live camera when he tries to sign on. martha: the holiday shopping season could be a whole new ballgame. this is very interesting. overall sales are down. but sales figures show that online retailers are surging this holiday season and they are beating out the regular old stores. reporting sales up 44% from last year. think about that. e-bay is up 32% year over year. ibm reports sales rose 18%. with people spending $2.2 billion on cyber monday. people are shopping online and they are shopping from their ipads and phones. this looks like a remaking of the retail sector in many way. >> reporter:
and a remarkable life that he led. president obama here at home has ordered flags at the white house to be lowered in tribute. nelson mandela could have been bitter after spending 27 years in prison among the worst conditions imaginable. instead of revenge, when he was released he sought reconciliation. he became south africa's first democratically elected and first black president and forge ad legacy of forgiveness and unit. bill: we learned moments ago, mandela's national funeral will take place december 15th, nine days from now. greg palkot leading coverage. greg, you were in south africa six months ago. how are people reacting there? >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were outside the pretoria hospital whereenelson mandela laid gravely ill couple months ago. we saw the outpouring. the scenes we're looking at now from south africa is just the beginning. it will continue. crowds are gathering outside of the johannesburg house where mandela spent last troubling weeks and months. they're marking the passing of the person they can the father of their country. they're mourning and also celebrating
first. but the back end where the actual purchases take place have not yet finished. look at obama's event yesterday. he highlighted the stories of four people. two were young people who benefited from keep your coverage on your parents until you are 26. another den fit from lifetime caps. another who was a doctor who hasn't sick. nun none of them actually purchased affordable coverage on the obamacare website. bill: they need to be even rolled, byron. >> it's just not happening. if you listen to policy wonks in democratic circles, they are saying it's not going happen, but there will be a correct mix of older and younger people. but people in the know are saying the obama administration's goal for this is not going to happen. martha: that's the backdrop and you have got a defiant president saying no retreat and no surrender and the issue of obamacare. he launched a 20-day p.r. blitz to try to get americans signed up. >> i always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law. if you have got good ideas, bring them to me, let's go. but we are not repealing it as lo
does it mean for the obama website which officials say very little security was built in. >> it's not a website that's highly secure and hackers are flocking to it to take krang of security risks that have still there. stuart, first let's talk about the hack of the social media sites. what do we know about it? >> reporter: 2 million password stolen. twitter, fan *, gmail. but pass words can be changed. i imagine many people right now are changing password. that's in strong contrast to the kind of information that's available if you hacked into your account on the obamacare website. that's intensely personal information, it cannot be changed. it's your identity. and that's out there available for hacking. >> this is global. and i believe this attack took place in the netherlands. >> reporter: this morning mike rogers who is looking at the security of the obamacare website, that's a separate issue. he says that website has been attacked by national governments overseas, and by criminal organizations overseas. he says shut it down because you are not guaranteeing the privacy and se
to "the wall street journal" average deductible for an individual was $3600. under obama care care's bronze plan that soars to over $5,000. that is 42% increase. that is the lowest priced coverage on the exchange. stu varney, he is the host of "varney & company" on fox business network. stu, how do you think people are going to react? >> people will say, what did i do to deserve this after all you pay your taxes, work for a living. you've been forced to change your doctor. you've been forced to pay more for inwhich you may or may not need but the second sticker shock which is as you point out, heather, deductibles. the study was done by health pockket incorporated which studies this kind of thing. the federal exchanges, they found out the bronze plan has an average deductible for individuals of $5081. let's point out that is money you've got to shell out from your own pocket before insurance coverage kicks in. $5081 for the bronze plan. i don't think that is affordable to a lot of people, heather. >> i thought it was interesting, they were taking a look at say one woman having a ba
, that undermines the basic premise of the obama administration, which is, government can fix things. big government can fix big problems. evidently it can't. the private sector can. that's a big admission. bill: stuart, thank you. coming up in a couple minutes here we have some great experts on this to tell people in plain english what they can expect now. we'll see you at 9:20, okay? >> thanks, bill. bill: stuart varney from fox business. martha. martha: it has been a rough road as you know for the obamacare website. it started back on october the 1st when launched. when that young lady's face was on the website. then it went away. there were tons of problems with site crashes. that same day president obama made remarks saying there were some glitches with the sign-up process. 19 days later the administration acknowledged major problems in fact with the site and announced a quote, tech surge, that would fix the whole thing by the end of november. then the congressional hearings began. remember these, october the 24th? federal contractors blamed the administration for the problems. c
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